Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Only The Good Spy Young (review)

Only The Good Spy Young
By Ally Carter

Summary: When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when she faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.

Now the danger follows her everywhere and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.

In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the truth as they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past....

Review: I just couldn’t put this book down and I was up really late last night because of it! Only The Good Spy Young was the best in the series, and I can’t wait for the next one. The whole book was full of action, suspense, mystery, and of course a dash of romance. The plot never slowed down and kept me turning the pages (till about 2 in the morning).

My favorite part of Only the Good Spy Young was Zach. While romance isn’t the main part in the series it’s there, and in this book you learn a bit more about Zach and his background.

So if you haven’t read this series you better get off this computer and get going because you’re really missing out. If you are a fan of this series and are looking for more stuff to fill up your spy hunger you should go check out NBC’s show Chuck. It’s really addicting and also has a great romance.
Here’s the promo for the first season of Chuck.

And this was a really funny promo that they also did during the first season.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Right now I’m reading Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

So here’s my teaser:

And then of the greatest spies I've ever known ran toward the rising edge of the bridge and propelled himself over the top, flying, falling. Bex's parents rushed after him, but I was already there staring into the Thames.

From pg.18

What’s your teaser?


Be on the look out for a giveaway! I have an extra ARC and whats better to do with it then giving it away to one of my amazing followers!

The Eternal Ones (Review)

By Kristen Miller
On Sale: 8/31/2010

Summary: Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.

Review: In the Eternal Ones you’re thrown right into the plot with the first couple pages. It opens during one of Haven’s visions which she’s been having for as long as she can remember. From there you’re taken on a journey with Haven and her best friend Beau to get away from her evil grandmother, and her small town to find out what her visions are really about.

In the beginning of the book you spend plenty of time in her small ‘everyone one knows everyone’ town. It seems like many young adult books have settings just like this. Twilight, and Beautiful Creatures are just two. This is the only similarity Eternal Ones has to all these books. The plot is so different and unique.

I loved the size of The Eternal Ones; I prefer long books to short because I never want to give up the characters. Even after 416 pages I was sad for the book to end. I wanted to spend more time with these characters. Kristen Miller did a great job developing them and I felt like I personally knew all of them. It’s hard to let go of things you love.

Make sure you put the release date on your calendar. You don’t want to miss this story, especially if you love books with supernatural, romance, and mystery.


P.S. For the people that have already read the book (and the ones that will want to know when they finish it) there will be a sequel! Kristen Miller said she was almost done with it. I’m so excited!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Journey To The Past

Originally published in 2000
(3 novels that have been published separately and together)
1) London: Kit and Robin
2) Paris: Alex and Dana
3) Rome: Antonio and Carrie

Summary: MEET THE GIRLS of A Year in Europe, a collection of three interconnecting novels about the adventures of traveling abroad.

Robin: Her junior year abroad in London takes a surprising turn when she falls for British hottie Kit.

Dana: Paris is the City of Love, and Danaƕs on a mission to find a gorgeous French boyfriend.

Carrie: She's crazy about Antonio, her Italian dream guy. If Carrie tells him the truth about her American heritage, she might lose him forever.

A Year in Europe. Three unforgettable stories. One unforgettable journey.

Since summer just started for me I thought I should do a book that is great to bring to the beach. Any book by Rachel Hawthorne is a guarantied romance. I have yet to read a book from her that I didn’t like. Even though they’re all somewhat predictable and revolve mainly around the love story, every time I read one of her books I get swept into the story. Plus I think everyone needs a break from the tense paranormal romances at some point. What better time to do this then summer?

These three stories are about three girls who get to spend a year in Europe to go to school there. In each story there’s obviously a romance between the two characters in the title, but Rachel Hawthorne doesn’t just write a light fluffy romance. In each book you feel like you know the characters, they’re very realistic because of Rachel’s amazing writing and story lines.

If you like romance novels or need a break from all the paranormal, you should pick these books up from you library or local bookstore; I would actually recommend any of Rachel Hawthorne’s books, they’re all amazing.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (and other stuff)

So I didn’t have much in my mailbox this week, actually nothing was IN my mailbox, I just picked up two books from my library. So I decided to show you guys around my bookshelf a bit.

These are the two books I picked up from the library.

The Sky is Everywhere                                      

Here's my first bookshelf.
(There’s no order to my books, most of the time a series won’t even be together. I’m not a very organized person… )

There’s only two parts in my bookshelves that are slightly organized. The first is the top self of the bookshelf I just showed you. It’s where I keep my Twilight novels, TBR's, my two signed books (Beth Fantaskey one’s) and City of Glass (loved that whole series but I only own the first). I don't know why Blood Promise is here...but I also love that series.

Then here’s just a closer look at the rest of the bookshelf.

Here’s my second bookshelf. This is where I keep my Nancy Drew books (the only other organized section), and more random books. Before Christmas this was my only bookshelf! Most of my books just stayed on the floor of my room.

These are two bookshelves that I recently received. (They were my Great Grandma’s) They are awesome because there's a light under the top shelf. I forgot to turn it on when I took the picture to show you but I'm to lazy to take another one. I also keep my calender here (which is still on May...I should probably fix that).

I still have to fill them up. I keep my ARC’s here and books that I’ve recently bought since there's not room anywhere else. I also keep my Morganville Vampire Series here to hold up my ARC’s. I keep them separated by ‘ones I need to read’ and ‘ones I’ve already reviewed’. The books that I still need to write reviews for just sit on my desk.

The second bookshelf has my little sister’s books (my old books) on it. I’m so glad she likes to read.

I think that’s it! Maybe next week I’ll show you around my desk that I do all my blogging from.

So what was in your mailbox this week?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June (Review)

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June

By: Robin Benway
On-Sale: 8/3/2010
Summary: Three sisters, three extraordinary, life-changing powers!
"I hugged my sisters and they fit against my sides like two jigsaw pieces that would never fit anywhere else. I couldn’t imagine ever letting them go again, like releasing them would be to surrender the best parts of myself."

Three sisters share a magical, unshakable bond in this witty high-concept novel from the critically acclaimed author of Audrey, Wait! Around the time of their parents’ divorce, sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood—powers that come in handy navigating the hell that is high school. Powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could they have a greater purpose?

Review: I’m a huge fan of Robin Benway’s last book, so when I heard about The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June I was beyond excited. It sounded as witty, and fun as ‘Audrey Wait’, and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. When I received it in a package with my first ARC’s ever, I was so happy.

Then I started to read it. For the first half of the book it moved so fast, you barely have a page to take in any information. When the girls realized they had powers, they didn’t think much of it. I know if I randomly got superpowers I’d be freaking out, and asking a lot of questions. Wouldn’t you?

Not much happens in the three quarters of the novel. Once an intense plot started to form the story did get much better, and I wanted to keep reading. It just took so long to get to that point. I also wish Robin Benway went into more detail about the back story of the girls and their powers.

Overall it was an entertaining book to read once you get passes the first half. You will grow to love these sisters and wish you had one of their amazing powers. (Personally I’d like May’s; being able to go invisible could be useful).

I hope Robin Benway’s next book is a bit more like Audrey, Wait.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Love Triangles (Wings and Spells)

I wasn’t planning on doing this again, but I loved ranting about the Hunger Games triangle last week and then I read Spells by Aprilynne Pike. (and I had to write about it)
WARNING: If you haven’t read Wings or Spells yet, there might be a few little spoilers (okay it’s mostly ALL spoilers). So beware, and enter at your own risk.

The love triangle in Wings and Spells is between Laurel (who just found out she’s a faerie), David (a human), and Tamani (a faerie). Laurel’s first boyfriend is David and they are so cute together. He also started out as her first friend. When she’s with David I’m just as happy as Laurel while I’m reading. Then there’s Tamani who is the faerie from her forgotten childhood. He is the knight and shinning armor who has always been in love with her. In Wings the love triangle isn’t too strong and Aprilynne was everyone leaning toward David. (Well at least I knew I was)

Then Spells changes EVERYTHING. Right from the start you have Laurel going to Avalon, so she’s spending time with Tamani. Meeting his family, and learning about him and his world. This is where I fell in love with Tamani. Then, of course, she goes back to David when she goes back to the human world. At first this made me so frustrated, but them I kept reading and fell in love with David again.

Throughout the whole book I went back and forth from guy to guy. I had no clue who I wanted her to end up with. This series is the first one to ever do this to me. I always choose someone in the beginning and get attached to him. But in Wings and Spells the author took me on a roller coaster ride.

So if you’ve read Wings and Spells, could you decide which guy you like better? Leave a comment! I’d love to here what you think.

(My review of Spells will be up soon)

Blog Hop

It's Friday and that means in Blog Hop Day! It also means that it was my LAST day of school! Which also means that all my finals are over so I can actually post!

The blog hop is hosted at and you can go there for more information.

If your from the blog hop leave me a comment so I can hop over to your blog!

Now I'm off to visit some new Book Blogs!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Karma Club (Review)

So I only have two days left of school and three finals left to take so wish me luck!

I'm also not sure if I'm going to be able to post this weekend yet. I might be going on a short vacation, and normally I would be able to post while I'm on vacation. Not where I'm going though, there's no Internet or cell phone service (on a mountain in New York). If I go it will be from Sunday till Tuesday.

I just wanted to let you guys know. Now here's a review that I should have posted a LONG time ago.

Karma Club
By: Jessica Brody
Summary:"Personally, I’m tired of waiting for the universe to get off its butt and start fixing stuff. I don’t want to wait around for Mason to get what’s coming to him. Or Heather Campbell, for that matter . . . I want to be there to see it happen."

Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. It’s that mysterious, powerful force that brings harmony to the universe. You know—do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what’s coming to you. A sort of cosmic balancing act.

But when Mason Brooks, Maddy’s boyfriend of two years, gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and absolutely nothing happens to either of them—except that they wind up the hot new couple of Colonial High School, it seems like Karma has officially left Maddy in the lurch. That’s why Maddy and her best friends, Angie and Jade, decide to start the Karma Club—a secret, members-only organization whose sole purpose is to clean up the messes that the universe has been leaving behind. Whether they’re modifying Heather Campbell’s acne cream as part of “Operation Butterface,” or righting a few wrongs when it comes to Angie and Jade’s own slimy exes, they know they’re just doing what Karma should have done in the first place. They’re taking care of one another.

Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. Because it turns out, when you mess with Karma, Karma messes back. Now Maddy must find a way to balance her life for good, even as everything around her seems to be toppling to the ground.

Review: The Karma Club was a fun, quick, and delightful read. It took me a few chapters to really get into it, but when I finally did I just couldn’t stop reading. I was hooked, even with the slightly predictable plot.

At first I really liked Mason (Maddy’s boyfriend) he seemed really sweet and if I didn’t read the summary or watch the trailer I would have been just as shocked as Maddy was to find him cheating on her. I loved reading about Maddy’s revenge on Mason since I felt just as deceived as she did. Actually I had fun reading about each mission the Karma Club had.

Maddy herself did get on my nerves a few times throughout the book. She isn’t always truthful with the people she cares about. So I’d find my self groaning and yelling at her in my head as she dug herself deeper in lies. Of course the book ends with lessons being learned, and a pretty little bow wrapped around everything. The Karma Club is absolutely anther book that you should pack into your beach bag or suitcase for entertaining summer read to enjoy on the warm beaches.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blog Award

I would like to say a REALLY BIG thank-you to John at Dreaming in Books and Megan at Read It, See It who both gave me this award.  (Though one had 15 as a limit and the other at 10. I went with 10 because it's really hard to pick my favorite blogs. I love so many of them.)

The Rules for the award are:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award along to 10 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (in no particular order…)

4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

7 Things About Me:
1) I play the flute the marching band

2) I’ve been fencing for almost two years

3) I HATE chocolate

4) I love to bake cookies (it’s an addiction)

5) My favorite color is blue.

6) My favorite show is Chuck on nbc (It's amazing, Go watch it!)

7) I own around 214 books

Now the ten people I’m passing this award to…

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Right now I’m reading Spells by Aprilynne Pike

So here’s my teaser:

Tamani started to smile, but his eyes fixed on the blue and white petals. "What the hell happened?" he asked, stepping behind her.

From pg.225   paragraph 6

What’s your teaser?

Monday, June 21, 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

Yes I’m alive (and extremely sorry)! I haven’t been able to post since Thursday. GASP.

I wasn’t home all weekend and so I couldn’t post anything, but I am back. Plus school ends in 4 DAYS. So after all the finals this week I’ll be FREE! I have a bunch a reviews already written and a bunch of books pilled up waiting for me to review. So don’t worry, I shouldn’t disappear like that again.

I got an award (well actually two of the same one)! Which is amazing, I’m so excited about that. So that post should be up sometime this week.

Also this summer I’m going to read the Harry Potter Books. I know I should have read them a really long time ago, but I’m going to now. Once I buy or borrow them I think I’ll start posting about them once a week (maybe Wednesdays?). I’ll tell you what I think about the parts that I got to read that week. It might take me a little while to get through all the books because I still have to read my books that I get for review.

So what do you think about that?

Well here’s my In My Mailbox for last week.

Maybe I'll do a vlog soon? I'm not sure yet.

Perfectly Dateless
The Unwritten Rule
Beautiful Creatures
Gimme a Call

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

So my first contest ended today! Are you ready to see who won!

Hmmm maybe I should make you wait..

…a little bit longer…

Did you wait long enough?

Well I guess I should just tell you. …

Andrea "Aine"

I’ll send you an email so I can get your information to send the book over to you!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Second Teaser Tuesday! These are so much fun, and I’m now over 60 followers! You guys are amazing.

 My first giveaway is ending tomorrow, so make sure you hurry and enter!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page

  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Right now I’m reading Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
So here’s my teaser:

“You know me, my history, my family, and I need to know you.” She (Ani) didn’t let go of his hand, as if holding on to him was the only thing that would keep either of them from falling apart. … “Tell me who you are. There’s more to what’s going on here.”

From pg. 198 paragraph 4.

What’s your teaser?


Monday, June 14, 2010

Anastasia’s Secret

Anastasia’s Secret
By Susanne Dunlap
View On Amazon

“Will I never see you again either?” I asked, feeling as though I was about to jump off a high mountain peak and hope to land without hurting myself. That’s how impossible everything seemed at that moment, no matter what I did.

“Perhaps we will meet again,” Sasha said, softening his voice. “But you must see that it does not matter. You have so much ahead of you. It’s your choice now. Choose the future! Choose life!”

For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia’s last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family’s future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance quietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death?

Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap’s new novel is a haunting vision of the life—and love story—of Russia’s last princess.

Review: In the authors note at the end of Anastasia’s Secret, Susanne Dunlap said she was scared to be writing in first person point of view of an actually historical character but she had absolutely no to reason to be. Susanne did an outstanding job, most of the time I felt like I was reading from a diary that Anastasia herself wrote.

I’ve read and watched so many different things about Anastasia, but Susanne Dunlap is by far one of my favorites. Her novel was more about what actually happened (with a fictional romance thrown in) then most stories about the myths and mysteries. Anastasia’s Secret was very historically accurate with a few things moved around for the plot, which Susanne even tells you about in her Author’s Note at the end.

I loved the romance, but I wish I new more about Sasha, the soldier Anastasia falls for. He’s also the one that gives her the information about what’s actually going on in Russia. While he’s a huge part of the story you don’t actually know much about him as a person, but I guess there never was too much time to talk about their feelings in the secret romance. They had to be so careful about their meetings, and couldn’t let anyone find. Especially toward the end of the book, it’s what keeps the reader on the edge and flipping through the pages.

I really enjoyed this Anastasia’s Secret. It held my attention from the beginning to the very end. Even though I cried, since it’s a historically actuate book if you know the story of the Romanov’s you know how it ends. But just incase you live under a rock and slept through your history classes, I’ll keep by mouth shut. (Well I guess I mean I’ll keep my fingers from typing.)

Oh I'm trying out a new comments, so I'll be able to comment back. I hope it works out!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (5)

Wow, it's been awhile since I made one of these, Sorry!
Well here's the books I got this week.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Journey To The Past

The Secret Circle (Series)
By: L.J. Smith
Released in 1992

So most people know this author since she wrote The Vampire Diaries, which is now an amazing show. They probably also know this book since it was recently republished, but did you know the first time it was released was in 1992? So I thought it meets the requirements to be a Journey To The Past book.

I read this book for the first time a few years ago. It was the older version and I had found it in the library. The Secret Circle just like any other L.J. Smith book was perfect. The whole series was emotional and thrilling. They were also very different then most of the stories I’ve read. The romance is one example, but I won’t tell you why so I don’t give too much away.

I just can’t find the words to tell you how wonderful each book is, if you like supernatural books with romance and suspense. READ THEM! (But be aware of cliff hangers between books!)

p.s. the cover is the newest version, I couldn't find the old one.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Love Triangles! (Hunger Games)

There’s so many of them, in so many different books! It’s really hard to find a romance without one. Some are fun and entertaining to read and some just make you so angry. You know the ones, when you just can’t stand one of the characters and want them to ‘poof’ and disappear.

I don’t just want to talk about love triangles in general today, I want to talk about a certain little one in the Hunger Games. Well maybe it’s not so little…

What team are you on Peeta or Gale?

As you can tell I’m team Peeta. Why? Well why not, he was the one who was there for Katniss when her life was in danger. He’s the one who risked his life to save hers. During the games he was so sweet to her, I just don’t have a reason not to like Peeta.

Why don’t I like Gale? Well I don’t know him, other then flashbacks and his few scenes in Catching Fire and Hunger Games you really don’t see much Gale in the series. So I can’t see him with Katniss, I think he’s more of a brother to her if anything.

Of course I bet not everyone agrees with me so let me know who you like and why in the comments!

P.S. 50 followers! You guys rock! I didn’t think any one was actually going to read my ramblings that I’ve been writing here, but 50 people. Wow.

I <3 all of you!


Blog Hop

It's Friday and that means in Blog Hop Day!

The blog hop is hosted at and you can go there for more information.

Welcome Blog Hoppers! While your here make sure you check out my giveaway for The Summer Of Skinny Dipping, it ends on June 16.

Now I'm off to visit some new Book Blogs!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Runaway (review)

I’ve been so busy studying for finals I haven’t gotten the chance to write many reviews and I know this seems to be everyones excuse too, But after June 25 (the last day of school) I’ll be back with tons of new stuff. Like, maybe some Harry Potter related things, A guest review by my awesome book loving cousin, making a TBR list, and more. I’m so excited for this summer! I’ll have so much time to read and blog. Well minus the time I’m at band camp, but that’s not till august so I’m not going to worry about that yet. I’ll post more about what I plan on doing this summer, sometime this weekend.


By: Meg Cabot
#3 In The Airhead Trilogy

Summary: Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.

With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope. . .what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.

With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope. . .what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to.

Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved—since if he agrees, there's every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed—this time, permanently?

Maybe it would be better for Em to just keep on running.

Review: Meg Cabot like the energizer bunny just keeps going and going! Where does she come up with all these different books? I believe she has over 50 out now. All her books are amazing but this series is one of my favorites. There suspenseful with a mystery, but still witty and fun because of the geeky girl in a models body. Runaway was my favorite in the series. It kept you guessing, and the ending was great. I figure out some of the mystery of ‘Stark’ but not all of it and what I didn’t I could have never guessed.

While at times Em got on my nerves she was a good main character. Well actually the only thing I didn’t like about her was how she thought about, and liked Christopher but maybe that’s just because I never really liked him. I liked Nikki’s brother Stephen better, but of course I always forgot that Em was in the body of Stephen’s sister which would make this really odd plus my favorite character Lulu liked him.

Lulu is the comic relief when the story gets really tense and trust me she will have you laughing almost every time she speaks.

Runaway is a perfect ending to the trilogy. Everything is summed up and almost everyone gets there happy-ever after. I’ll miss reading about these characters (minus Christopher, even though he did grow on me at the end) but I can’t wait to read all the future books that Meg Cabot writes.

View this book on Amazon here.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

So I’d thought I’d start doing Teaser Tuesdays, I always have fun reading everyone else’s, so why not start doing it to?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Right now I’m reading the Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (I LOVE this series)

So here’s my teaser:

Ash’s silver eyes glittered as he turned back… “What she made me do, I will never forgive. If I am discovered, I will at least create a big enough distraction for you to slip in and grab the scepter.”

“You could Die!”

“It doesn’t matter now.”

He still reminds me of the prince in Thumbelina, I don't know why...maybe it's the sword. (Not looks, the prince is more fallish and Ash is winter.) 

Monday, June 7, 2010

You're So Undead To Me -Quick Review-

You’re So Undead To Me

By: Stacey Jay

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people with a whole lot of issues.

All Megan wants is to be normal—and go to homecoming, of course. Unfortunately, it's a little difficult when your dates keep getting interrupted by a bunch of slobbering Undead.
Things are about to get even more complicated for Megan. Someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party—the bloody kind.
Megan must stop the Zombie apocalypse descending on Carol, Arkansas. Her life—and more importantly, homecoming—depends on it.

-Quick Review-
When I saw the cover and title of this book I had to pick it up. It looked like a fun book that I would love. And it was. I had never read a book about zombies or ‘zombie settlers’ before (Unless you count Scooby-Doo movies), so this was a completely new topic for me.

Stacy Jay wrote a humorous, fun and just a bit scary young adult novel. Her main character Megan is a witty heroine who doesn’t really want to be a ‘Zombie Settler’. I had a great time reading her perspective.
You’re So Undead To Me really was a fantastic book with an ending you will never expect. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

*If you haven’t read this yet it would be a great book to bring with you to the beach or pool this summer.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

News-ish Stuff

So I had a really busy weekend so I’m sorry I haven’t been able to post, BUT the school year is almost over! Whooooo! So I’ll be able to read and write more.

Anyway the Pretty Little Lairs TV show starts on Tuesday. Is anyone else as excited as me? It’s on ABC Family at 8/7 c. I didn’t actually read the books, but I’m planning on it.

Also, I love when my favorite books are made into movies and there’s this certain one that I’ve been waiting for since I heard about it (over a year ago). I just realized how close the release date for it is! (July 30th)

If you haven’t read the book Beastly, you’re really missing out!

Oh and I just wanted to day “Hello!” to all my new followers! You guys are awesome!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Blog Hop

The Blog Hop is hosted by Jen at , and go there to find out more about the Hop.

While you're here make sure you check out my give away of A Summer Of Skinny Dipping!

Now I'm going to start hopping.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Do you judge a book by its cover?

I do and even though I shouldn’t, but when you’re walking down the line of books at a bookstore or a library, which are you most likely to pick up? The book with attractive colors and fonts or one that just looks dull.

I know I’d reach for the better-looking one. The cover is the first thing that draws me into the book. (The title being the second) When I see that dull book sitting on the shelf I just automatically think the storyline will be match up to the cover. Or maybe while walking down the YA section I’ll see one book that has cartoon characters on the front that looks like it belongs with the children’s books. I wouldn’t pick it up, even though it could turn out to be a great story.

(This only applies in stores, when I’m on my computer obviously I’ll always read reviews before making up my mind about the book.)

This is just a bad habit of mine that I think many people also have.

So do you judge a book by its cover?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer of Skinny Dipping!

By: Amanda Howells
Summary: "Sometimes I still wake up shivering in the early hours of the morning, drowning in dreams of being out there in the ocean that summer, of looking up at the moon and feeling as invisible and free as a fish. But I'm jumping ahead, and to tell the story right I have to go back to the very beginning. To a place called Indigo Beach. To a boy with pale skin that glowed against the dark waves. To the start of something neither of us could have predicted, and which would mark us forever, making everything that came after and before seem like it belonged to another life.

My name is Mia Gordon: I was sixteen years old, and I remember everything...."

Sixteen year-old Mia has sworn off romance for good in the wake of her breakup with a cheating boyfriend. She is hoping that a summer on the Long Island shore with her glamorous cousins will take her mind off her troubles and allow her to relive idyllic childhood memories. But when she arrives in Southampton, her cousins are distant, moody, and caught up with a bad crowd…and Mia soon finds herself lonelier than ever.

That's when she meets her next-door neighbor, Simon Ross. Simon isn't like the snobby party boys her cousins are obsessed with. He is funny, artistic, and utterly adventurous. And from the very first time he encourages Mia to go skinny dipping, she's caught up in a current impossible to resist.
If you follow me on Twitter or have seen my contest page you know I’m in love with this book. I read the whole thing in one day, never being able to put it down. The Summer of Skinny Dipping was amazing from start to finish.

I’m a huge fan of summer romance novels, there one of my favorite things to read, particularly in the summer. So when I saw the cover, which sets the perfect outlook tone for summer, I was eager to get my hands on this book. Then once I started reading I realized it wasn’t just a meaningless story like most of the summer romance novels, it’s so much more.

Throughout the book you follow Mia’s journey to find who she really is. In the beginning she just wants to fit, and forget her about her ex, who she had broken up with earlier. And become close to her cousin Corinne again, who she used to countless adventures with when she was younger but as they grew older they also drifted apart.

Every part of The Summer Of Skinny Dipping was realistic. The characters had real problems that you can really relate to, and at times I forgot they weren’t real people. From Mia’s mom who seems to be living her dreams to be a star through her kids, to Simon who just desires to be an artist and not a business man like his dad wants him to be.

Oh Simon, another part of the book that I loved with his bold and artistic personality. He was awesome. My favorite scene is when Mia meets him at her cousin’s party. While they sit on the porch Simon talks about how her dress and the party reminds him of the Great Gatsby, and at the end of the night Mia jokes around and gives him a fake name, Daisy. Not that he would believe her real one. (Since she is named after the actress who played Daisy in the Great Gatsby.) It was adorable and set up their romance.

At first I didn’t really know what to think of the title ‘The Summer of Skinny Dipping’, but after reading the book I think it’s perfect. I don’t think any other title would have fit. Then Amanda Howells writing in this novel is incredible. I don’t really know what else to say. The emotion that she was able to put in this book is what makes the story so captivating.

I could really just keep writing about everything I love about this novel but I’ll stop here before I give away the ending (which you will NEVER see coming) and just tell you to read this book, which I promise will be a story you will never forget.

I hope Amanda Howells continues to write more amazing young adult romances because I would love to keep reading them. I think she could be a new Sarah Dessen.

Caution: Read with tissues near by.

P.S. Make sure you enter my giveaway for The Summer Of Skinny Dipping and hurry it ends June 16th!

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